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the job engine in the economy, how dc healthcare policy factoring into that pushed mark -- how do you see healthcare policy factoring into that question mark -- into that? >> we have seen dramatic declines in small companies that offer health insurance to employees. that means that small companies are dropping coverage. what we have seen is companies sort of organizing themselves around the idea of an track in employees who do not recover -- of attracting employees who do not need coverage. there is a -- you are looking for a particular kind of person. you are looking for a part-time person. in that sense, it is a problem. if you go forward with health insurance changes over the next two or three years, it is not clear how that will shake out. there is a chain of what employers have to do with 15 employees -- 15 employees and more. in terms of the labor market distortion, they should remove the situation. ideally, everyone would have coverage and they're not going have to cater their hiring practices around the. on the other hand, it is a real cliff effect for many companies. the companie
the leadership to embrace it. we have to get some certainty into the health-care system. we are asking providers and doctors and hospitals to move in a different direction to embrace coordinated care and regis their costs in the right way. they cannot have the threats -- coordinated care and reduce their costs in the right way. they cannot have the threat of reductions hanging over their heads. >> you say you are optimistic there will be some kind of agreement. >> i said we should have an agreement and i believe we will have an agreement. i guess that is optimistic. the moment we have that common ground, we should. >> what else do you think might get to the president's desk? comprehensive immigration reform? could that make it through both chambers? >> let's do comprehensive tax reform, forward and individual. we should deal with theftr -- the ftr. should do comprehensive immigration reform. we can punish some people while they are helping other people. >> you are concerned about the health care law and health care in general. how is this going to play out with republicans say it's moving in dif
and medicaid and health-care spending, we start on medicare in making sure that we are committed to medicare. it is a promise we have made to seniors, current and future, even 54-year-old's and 44-year- old's and 34-year-old's. it is something we start with that promise to keep it universal and to keep benefits. once we decide that we will not ship cost to individuals, we have to focus on containing the rate of growth and costs in health care. medicare is a great way to do that. it affects the entire system for from private companies and individuals. we are trying to do that. implementing the aca is important in terms of delivery reforms. it pays doctors differently. it rewards quality. we should do that sooner than later. save those dollars sooner. in those discussions, are there other ways that we can see revenues come in from within the health-care system? that is on the table. i am not keen on increasing the age on medicare. we have gone through a really big debate about finding a way to have all americans have health insurance. that is taking a group of americans and figure out how they
revenues come in from within the health-care system? that is on the table. i am not keen on increasing the age on medicare. we have gone to a really big debate about finding a way to have all americans have health insurance. that is taking a group of americans and figure out how they afford health coverage. that shifts the cost of subsidies and they go into the exchange and make it more expensive for younger people because the older court is in that group. -- cohort is in that group for medicare, these are the least expensive singers we have. the most expensive seniors are much older. you have to look exactly at the consequences and whether that is cost-savings for government and families? >> the president had a firm statement this week to the business roundtable about the debt ceiling where he said, i will not play that game. he will not negotiate for conditions on raising the debt ceiling. how will that work? unless it is part of the agreement. does that need to be a part of any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> who is gaining this? what will the deal be? it is not a game nor i
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